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Strategic Learning & Development Business Partner Masterclass

Building a strategically aligned L&D function that partners with the business and demonstrates results
Course Fee SGD2,395

Course Trainer

Andrew is a trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant with a focus on learning and talent development, leadership and engagement, and management development.

He has vast experience of working with highly successful and influential organisations across the globe. With a passion for helping people and organisations to learn, develop and achieve their strategic goals, Andrew has worked closely with senior management, HR and L&D teams in many large and medium sized organisations in the private, public, and third sectors.

His experience includes sectors such as Oil & Gas, Pharma and Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Mining and Minerals, Legal, Energy, Telecommunications, Social Care, Defence and Education.

Who Should Attend

Senior Learning and Development managers and professionals

Trainers and consultants

HR professionals

HR Business Partner

Those responsible for Talent Management / Talent Development

Managers who take an interest in learning and talent development

Course Introduction

If your role includes Learning & Talent Development, then this is the ultimate course to take you to the next level of strategic influence, business alignment, consulting and performance. This is all about driving organisational performance by aligning your L&D/Talent initiatives with your organisation’s top priorities and building a learning organisation.

Aimed at L&D professionals as well as anyone in middle or senior management or HR with responsibility for developing talent, the course will help you to add more value through L&D/talent initiatives.

Effective learning and development is one of the most important keys to sustained organisational success. You’ll learn how to go beyond “training” and create effective and relevant learning and development opportunities, even building a learning organisation.

On this course, you will learn to increase your influence within your organisation and beyond, partner with key stakeholders, help managers to solve problems and achieve goals, enhance L&D’s brand and reputation, and demonstrate return on investment for your work.

You’ll learn to apply insights from neuroscience in order to make the learning more meaningful, relevant, engaging and participative. You’ll also explore how to help people transfer the learning from the learning event to the workplace. The full learning lifecycle will be explored, from learning needs analysis, to stateof- the-art design principles, to evaluating learning and demonstrating the value that it adds to the organisation. If you have an interest in driving performance through learning and talent development, then this course is for you.

Drawing on state-of-the-art research and latest thinking, the course will help you to both identify and communicate the link between L&D/talent and sustained organisational performance – a powerful business case. It will also help you to identify the steps you and your colleagues need to take to ensure greater strategic alignment in the future. On the talent front, you’ll have an opportunity to explore how winning organisations manage their talent and develop a plan to take your organisation to the next level in terms of talent development.

What You’ll Learn

Strategic awareness

Analyse and describe your organisation in strategic terms in order to align learning and development (L&D) and talent initiatives with the organisation’s strategy and direction.

Strategic alignment

Assess the degree of strategic alignment between your L&D/Talent/OD function and your organisation and identify areas to develop in order to work more strategically

Latest trends in L&D

Show awareness of important trends in L&D today which make learning more impactful and relevant to the business

L&D strategy

Build a credible L&D Strategy – one that is relevant to your organisation’s priorities

L&D brand

Enhance the brand value and credibility of L&D within your organisation and connect L&D to your organisation’s brand and identity

Performance consultant

Become a true partner and performance consultant. Use your consultancy skills to help managers to diagnose and solve business problems and meet business goals

Data driven

Use relevant business data and metrics to inform L&D plans

Drive performance

Learn what the top performing organisations do to create and learning culture that future proofs their business

Analyse performance gaps & learning needs

Perform a learning needs analysis and clearly define the relevant learning objectives

Learning in the flow of business

Take learning and talent development interventions closer to employees’ daily work by using the 70:20:10 principle, thus making L&D more relevant and engaging

Talent strategy

Develop a comprehensive talent strategy for your organisation that encompasses the whole talent lifecycle

Develop leaders

Devise approaches to develop both leadership talent as well as technical talent in your organisation

Skilled influencer

Manage the complex array of stakeholder relationships involved in implementing a learning and talent development strategy, thus aligning learning with the needs and priorities which line managers and senior managers are facing

Learning culture

Overcome organisational barriers to effective L&D and improve the transfer of learning to the workplace

Drive engagement

Apply accelerated learning techniques and insights from neuroscience when designing a learning event

Learning technologies

Promote more and better use of learning technologies

Return on investment

Demonstrate ROI and “return on expectations” (ie meeting the intended strategic needs)

Future L&D Roles

Build an L&D team with roles fit for the future

Managing external suppliers

Partner more effectively with external suppliers to bring out the best in them to better serve your people

Benefits to you and your team

  • Align your work with your organisation’s strategic priorities
  • Develop greater credibility with senior management and other key stakeholders
  • Use your consultancy skills to help managers to diagnose problems and develop solutions
  • Add more value through L&D/talent initiatives
  • Communicate a powerful business case for talent development
  • Make talent development a greater priority in your organisation
  • Get updated on the latest global trends in L&D
  • Conduct learning needs analysis more effectively
  • Design more effective learning solutions using the latest ideas from neuroscience, accelerated learning etc
  • Develop a blended approach to L&D that reaches and engages all learners
  • Engage senior stakeholders by demonstrating clear return and benefits to the organisation

Course Outline

Session 1: Strategic awareness

Analyse and describe your organisation in strategic terms in order to align learning and development (L&D) and talent initiatives with the organisation’s strategy and direction.

Session 2: Strategic alignment

Assess the degree of strategic alignment between your L&D/Talent/OD function and your organisation and identify areas to develop in order to work more strategically

Session 3: Latest trends in L&D

Show awareness of important trends in L&D today which make learning more impactful and relevant to the business

Session 4: L&D strategy

Build a credible L&D Strategy – one that is relevant to your organisation’s priorities

Session 5: L&D brand

Enhance the brand value and credibility of L&D within your organisation and connect L&D to your organisation’s brand and identity

Session 6: Performance consultant

Become a true partner and performance consultant. Use your consultancy skills to help managers to diagnose and solve business problems and meet business goals

Session 7: Data driven

Use relevant business data and metrics to inform L&D plans

Session 8: Drive performance

Learn what the top performing organisations do to create and learning culture that future proofs their business

Session 9: Analyse performance gaps and learning needs

Perform a learning needs analysis and clearly define the relevant learning objectives

Session 10: Learning in the flow of business

Take learning and talent development interventions closer to employees’ daily work by using the 70:20:10 principle, thus making L&D more relevant and engaging

Session 11: Talent strategy

Develop a comprehensive talent strategy for your organisation that encompasses the whole talent lifecycle

Session 12: Develop leaders and experts

Devise approaches to develop both leadership talent as well as technical talent in your organisation

Session 13: Skilled influencer

Manage the complex array of stakeholder relationships involved in implementing a learning and talent development strategy, thus aligning learning with the needs and priorities which line managers and senior managers are facing

Session 14: Return on investment

Demonstrate ROI and “return on expectations” (ie meeting the intended strategic needs)

Session 15: Learning culture

Overcome organisational barriers to effective L&D and improve the transfer of learning to the workplace

Session 16: Drive engagement

Apply accelerated learning techniques and insights from neuroscience when designing a learning event

Session 17: Learning technologies

Promote more and better use of learning technologies

Session 18: Future L&D Roles

Build an L&D team with roles fit for the future

Session 19: Managing external suppliers

Partner more effectively with external suppliers to bring out the best in them to better serve your people

Session 20: Line managers

Exploring the key role of line managers in building a learning culture and what you can do to support that.

Frequently Asked Questions

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You will get certificate of attendance from HRD Future. In order to get the certificate of attendance signed by the course trainer, you are requested to attend at least 90% of the course.

You can register online by filling the registration form on our website. Alternatively, you can also register by email or phone.

To register by e-mail, please send the delegates name, job title, email address, company name and telephone number to enquiry@hrd-future.com or alternatively you can email the scanned copy of the completed registration form.

For more information, please call +65 69807730

All our public events are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. English subtitle are available for some of the online courses.

The registration fee includes admission to the events, exam and cert for certification courses.

For in-person course, a comprehensive set of documentation material in digital format or only printed format for some of the course distributed at the venue, lunches and 2 refreshment breaks for in-person classes. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee; however, we do have corporate rates with the hotel venue. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

There is no deadline for registration. However, for some courses, sometimes we do limit the number of delegates to ensure optimum course interaction. We advise you to register as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment and to allow adequate time for our administration process. for in-person class, if you need to register on the day itself (walk-in registration), then kindly contact our customer service department at +65 69807730.

Full payment must be received within seven (7) working days upon receipt of invoice or before the event date, whichever is earlier.  A LOU with company stamp is requested for those organizations that cannot make payment on time.

Payment Mode

(1) BANK TRANSFER (USD/SGD only)

  • Account Name: HRD Future Pte Ltd
  • Account Number: 695-207639-001
  • Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
  • Beneficiary Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
  • Swift Code: OCBCSGSG

For other currencies, we may provide you a different bank account depends on currencies. Email to enquiry@hrd-future.com for more information.

(2) CHEQUE

Please make all cheques payable to: HRD Future Pte. Ltd. (Appliable in Singapore Company only)     

(3) CREDIT CARD

We are using PayPal as the credit card payment gateway. This is the most secure way for credit card payment. There is an additional 4.4% + SGD0.5 credit card charges per transaction. A payment request email with payment link will send to you via HRD Future’s PayPay account if you choose this option.

Can I change the name/details of the delegate(s) after registration?

Yes, a name can be changed at no additional cost. Please email enquiry@hrd-future.com providing the details of the delegate(s) you wish to replace and the details of the replacement(s). This email should include:

  • Full names, titles and positions in company
  • Company name
  • Direct telephone (for any urgent purpose)
  • Delegate’s email address (for us to send the Pre-Course Reading Material and Questionnaire)

I have registered for an event but I can no longer attend, what is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy can always be found in the Terms & Conditions section of your registration form. Basically, cancellations can be made if it is submitted more than 30 days prior to the event.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, you have several options:

  • You can send a replacement as we do substitution free of charge
  • If no one from your organisation can attend, formal written request for withdrawal is required and an acknowledgement sent out. If the request is done before a month of the commencement date, a credit voucher is issued to the organization to be used within 12 months of the date of issuance.

Can I get a copy of the delegate list prior to the event?

We do not disclose delegate list prior to the event taking place. A list of participants will be available at the event only.

Can I get a copy of the course materials prior to the event for self-study?

Yes for some of the courses. However since we always update course materials closer to the event date to ensure all data is most updated, we are only able to provide course materials approximately one week before the event dates. A full payment is requested in order to receive the course material in advance.

What is the dress code for the event?

Most of our delegates who attend our courses prefer to wear business/ smart casual clothing. No shorts please. You can also bring optional formal clothing for your personal dinner or networking functions.

Who should I inform about my dietary requirements?

We will email you the event details letter approximately two weeks before the day of the events. You can highlight any special dietary requirements by reply the email.

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